MANY Awarded $10,000 in Recovery Funding from the NYSCA for Regional Meet-Ups and Roundtable Discussions

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This article originally appeared on the MANY website.

MANY has received a Regrowth and Capacity grant of $10,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts as well as $49,500 in Support for Organizations in FY 2023.

This funding will help support MANY’s regional meet-ups and “Preparing for the Post-Pandemic Museum” roundtable discussions focused on exploring issues in the museum field based on the recently published collection of essays in “Change is Required: Preparing for the Post-Pandemic Museum.”

“Extending the conversations begun in ‘Change is Required’ comes at a crucial time as New York museums emerge from the continued challenges of the pandemic, reconsider how to engage with our altered communities and understand how our role as museums has shifted in the past five years,” said Brian Lee Whisenhunt, MANY Board President and Executive Director of The Rockwell Museum. “MANY is incredibly thankful to NYSCA for supporting these programs and providing a space for this dialogue in every region in the State.”

Meet-ups and roundtable discussions will be hosted by museums across New York State. The series will launch on Wednesday, February 8 at the American Museum of Natural History from 5 to 7:30 PM. With NYSCA’s support, we are able to make all meet-ups and roundtable discussions free with advance registration.

The responsive funding of NYSCA is providing nearly 1000 organizations with over $13 million in recovery support in FY23, as part of their historic $90 million in grant making and $150 million in multi-year capital support. Read more...